Thyme is ticking on local bullying!
Innovative teenage web series to shoot in local area.
A group of local teenagers are developing a brand new comedy sci-fi web-series for children, with a serious theme at its heart.
Teenagers from The Keeper’s Daughter Young Company are currently working alongside professional film makers to develop, crew and cast an exciting new sci-fi web show to be shot on location around the Waveney Valley area of Suffolk and Norfolk that focuses on themes of bullying. Justin Thyme is set at a fictional high school where a geeky time traveller enrols, intent upon protecting the most popular girl in school from her mysterious teachers.
The Keeper’s Daughter Theatre Company are currently recruiting teenage cast and crew to take part in the recording, which will also double up as a live theatrical event, in association with Harleston Players.
Writer, Mark Finbow commented: “Justin Thyme is a way for local teenagers to get experience of the film industry and to connect with their entrepreneurial spirit. The final product will be an imaginative and engaging new way to stimulate anti-bullying workshops within primary schools. We are currently seeking local business and financial support. Justin Thyme will offer a chance for the region to show off its beauty and innovation to a wide audience.”
Members of the young company are deep in the development process and are eagerly working towards the summer.
Fourteen year old, Molly Young, from Bressingham said: ‘Justin Thyme gives the message that anyone can be a hero – even the geek who sits in the corner; there’s gotta be more to him than that. It teaches children not to judge others before you get to know them.’
Jake Williams, who is sixteen and lives near Harleston said: ‘Justin and Saskia are characters young children can look up to and be reminded that, no matter what trouble they may get from it, being yourself is good.’
Filming and rehearsal for the project occurs over two weeks in August and currently young actors have signed up from the local area and as far away as Lowestoft and Woodbridge.
Auditions and interviews take place the weekend of May 18th 2013.
We have recently initiated a crowdfunding campaign which makes it easier to contribute. You can find further information on the project at: www.igg.me/at/Justin-Thyme
To apply for this opportunity visit The Keeper’s Daughter Theatre Company on Facebook or email [email protected]